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How to attach rechargeable battery to PiStorms

How to attach rechargeable battery to PiStorms

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Prepare PiStorms

Attach Pins to PiStorms Power Terminal and fasten the screws

Prepare PiStorms

 

Attach PiStorms to Frame

Attach Pi to your Frame with screws and attach PiStorms on its GPIO pins.

PiStorms on Frame

 

Attach Battery PCB to PiStorms

Attach Battery PCB on the back, ensure to engage the power pins correctly.

Engage the PiStorms pins correctly

 

Fasten the PCB with screws

Fasten the PCB with screws.

Connect wire

 

 Attaching charging adapter

Attach your charging adapter to the socket on the board, as in picture below:

Attach Charging adapter

 

Warning

Keep battery charged at regular intervals.

Do not allow battery to over-discharge.

Over discharged battery may damage and will not hold charge any more.

If charging is attempted, it may swell or explode.

Do not attempt to charge a damaged battery.

Battery can over discharge if not charged for extended period.

Notes

The charger circuit cuts-off the charging when the battery is full.

If you are using this for desk use, you can keep the charging adapter connected, (that way, the battery is being charged while it is being used). You can then disconnect the charging adapter wire when you want to run your robot.

It is recommended to keep the battery charged at all times.

If the battery has completely discharged or pressing the GO button does not turn it on, click the reset button. It is on the back of the battery pack, to the right of the battery pack.

The charger will show three green LEDs if nothing is connected. If you do see three green lights, please ensure the charger is correctly connected to be sure the battery is fully charged.

Please read the user guide to take good care of your battery.

  • EV3 Block Installation Instructions
    Battery Pack User Guide

 

Known Incompatibilities:

If your PiStorms has a connector as in Picture below, this battery pack will not connect directly, you can however connect it using a wire.

Old PiStorms Connector

Also note that if your PiStorms Frame has battery wire holes as in picture below, this battery pack will not connect directly, you can however connect it by modifying the frame.

frame battery hole

Comments (2)

Martin K 09.17.2016
Does this rechargeable battery also Power the raspberry pi or do I need an extra battery for the pi?
Deepak P 09.17.2016
Yes, the battery supplies power to the Pi also.
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